Ring of Honor star Tenille Dashwood, who went by the name Emma in WWE, provided an update on her health on her Instagram. She took a break from pro wrestling in order to undergo shoulder surgery for her dislocated and torn labrum. Dashwood was also suffering from a full body flare up due to psoriasis.
Dashwood last wrestled at ROH’s Death Before Dishonor PPV in a match against Sumie Sakai for the Women of Honor Championship. She officially announced her taking time off for the above-mentioned health issues at the September 29, 2018 Ring of Honor TV Tapings.
Dashwood’s Instagram post recounted her months of recovery, which emphasized the importance of diet due to her missing out on the gym for three months. She also said she has a new outlook on life.
“Sometimes you really do have to take a step backwards (or many) to move forwards! I’ve spent the past few months focusing on being happy and healthy! I spent time with my family and friends and traveled. These things make me happy! I’ve rehabbed my shoulder diligently & implemented new eating habits (with a few exceptions over the holidays) to get my skin condition (psoriasis) & health better. Now look at me! Almost fully healed through diet!
What we put in our bodies really makes a difference. I haven’t been in a gym in 3.5 months & surprisingly I feel pretty good (especially with some good hotel lighting ??). I worried myself at times that I was taking too much time off, like time was running out & I was falling behind. Or that the new ways of eating were wrong because they were different to any other diet I had known before. I constantly put pressure on myself for all the things I thought I should be doing or that I hadn’t done yet. Then I realized I was already doing everything I could possibly do!
“The reasons I made myself worry and stress were the same reasons why I knew I would get to where I wanted to be eventually,” Dashwood explained. “It’s because I care. Because I’m passionate and driven… Because I want to be the best I can be and I know I won’t settle for anything less than that. So instead, I looked at every negative as a positive. I decided to just accept what was happening to me to learn from it and deal with it as best I could. I’m constantly working on myself not just physically, but mentally. Reminding myself about the things that make me happy and finding my purpose again!
“I wouldn’t say I’m a new person, but I definitely have a new outlook on life (plus some new scars and titanium screws) thanks to all I’ve been through!” Swipe right to see —> And as crazy as this past year has been for me, I still believe everything happens for a reason. I’ve learned so much and grown as a person. I know what I want. I know what’s important to me. Now I’m in the right state of mind to make it all happen and continue to better myself. Funny how things turn out isn’t it? Please look up @mygoodnessrecipes & @medicalmedium for help and guidance! #psoriasis #psoriasisawareness”
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L I F E If only you could hear all the stories my skin would tell… I’ve contemplated whether I should share these picture. Vulnerability is terrifying. Growing up, I never pictured myself suffering from an auto immune disease and being covered from head to toe with a skin condition. I never pictured myself having surgery on my spine because a herniated disc was touching my spinal cord. I also didn’t imagine that I’d be recovering from a second shoulder surgery now, let alone a first! But here I am… realizing this is life. In fact, it’s these things that made me who I am! I’ve had my lows, but with each low I’ve scrambled for answers and solutions, I’ve fought, I’ve researched and I’ve done everything I can to get better. I’ve dreamed big and I’ve learned not to take life for granted. The physical damage is rough yes, but the mental and emotional damage far outweighs that. You just never know what someone is going through. Lately I’ve realized that sometimes we need some help, some encouragement, someone to speak to. We need to hear there is hope, and to know that things can get better. These picture were taken about 6 weeks ago. You can see the scar on my spine, and you can see my body marked from psoriasis. This is by no means the worst of what it’s been, this is on the mend actually. My entire body was covered. In these photo the red spots had started to calm. The white spots were the result of red marks resolving and causing loss of pigmentation. The even more extreme photos I have are reminders of how far I’ve come and that things could be worse. I added an old photo too so you can see me at one of my extreme stages like what it was again this time. Today, thankfully I am almost clear as I wait for the pigmentation to continue healing. Our bodies are amazing… We need to take care of them, and sometimes we need help from others to get there. Hopefully I can help someone now, whatever you are going through. There is hope! I’m thankful for what I’ve learned from @mygoodnessrecipes and @medicalmedium and I’m thankful for my Mum, my family and my friends for being there for me as I heal! ❤️ #WorldPsoriasisDay #psoriasis 📸 @lovesquish